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A crack team of experts, including Cut at 45 Park Lane’s Vanessa Cinti and Imbibe’s own Julie Sheppard, tackled the challenge of finding the ultimate burger to pair with Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon today.

The tasting at The Palm in London saw challengers such as the ‘Truffle Shuffle’ (beef patty with shaved truffle, soft fried eggs and pickled gherkins) and the ‘Palm 837 Burger’ (beef patty with prosciutto, roasted red pepper, pesto aïoli and Fontina cheese) battle it out for glory. But the victor’s crown went to the ‘Bozzi Burger’, a spicy combo of BBQ sauce, crispy onion strings and Gouda cheese on a prime beef patty inside a sweet brioche bun, which balanced the complex spice and fruit in a selection of lush Napa Cabs including Staglin 2008 and Darioush 2007. Time to revamp your burger list, then…

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